Definition of butt in in English:

butt in

phrasal verb

  • Interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity.

    ‘sorry to butt in on you’
    • ‘Somehow, at the dinner table, I found myself butting in on their conversations like I'd been with them all my life.’
    • ‘At the tail end of this conversation colleague number two butts in uninvited, with a little gem aimed in my direction.’
    • ‘‘Your teachers have no business butting their noses into my personal life,’ Sean said through gritted teeth.’
    • ‘Kyle mock glared at Jack for butting in on his little conversation starter.’
    • ‘‘You never said that,’ I say, butting in on our own conversation.’
    • ‘Suddenly, Dave Hill - who was sitting in on the conversation - butted in and offered his opinion.’
    • ‘Don't butt in on a conversation your girlfriend is having with a cute boy!’
    • ‘Yeah, anyway, the butting in randomly into the conversation really wasn't working.’
    • ‘And now these so-called friends of his are butting their way into his re-election campaign and attacking his opponent's combat record.’
    • ‘I asked and noticed that practically every girl was listening in and some were trying to butt in on the conversation.’
    interrupt, break in, cut in, chime in, interject, interpose, intervene
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